Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski rushed to the defense of his old boss Tuesday night after reports that the Republican nominee's team is unhappy spread over Twitter and cable news.
"I don't think that's the case. I know the camp staff very well. I hired a significant portion of these people. They're exceptionally loyal to Donald Trump," Lewandowski told CNN's Don Lemon late Tuesday. "And these people would climb over barbed wire — chew on glass to make sure they get him elected."
Lewandowski's claim came hours after a source on Twitter said the campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, had given up on the candidate.
Lemon pushed Lewandowski on how he could know Manafort's thoughts if the new director had replaced Lewandowski.
"I know Paul well. I worked him very closely. I don't think he is [frustrated]," Lewandowski responded when asked about his successor's ability to run the race. "I think Paul understands that in every campaign you're gonna have candidates that do things that maybe you didn't script. That's the luxury of Donald Trump — he goes off script, he goes off message."
Trump's communications adviser Jason Miller jumped in to the debate on Twitter, writing the team was fine and no one was upset about the way the campaign has been going despite a rough few days.